Heather M. Sharp
Assistant Counsel in Charge
Heather M. Sharp has served as counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation since December of 2007, managing its employment and personnel practice area. Ms. Sharp represents the Department in personnel litigation before administrative tribunals and the Commonwealth’s appellate courts and serves as liaison counsel to the Office of Attorney General in complex Department employment litigation. She also routinely provides guidance to Department human resource professionals and upper and executive-level management in all aspects of employment law.
Prior to joining the Department of Transportation, Ms. Sharp was counsel to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for over 10 years, serving as an assistant counsel and then as an assistant chief counsel. While there, Ms. Sharp represented the Turnpike Commission in labor negotiations, employment matters, and was instrumental in the research and drafting of the Commission’s E-Z Pass legislation. Before joining the Commission, Ms. Sharp worked as a law clerk for the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
Ms. Sharp received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Virginia in 1993 and her Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law in 1997, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and served as a chairperson on its Executive Board.